- Is there a drawback to using stealth forwarding?
Yes, there is a drawback when you use stealth forwarding. With stealth forwarding, visitors to your website will not be able to see your site's sub-directory structure. They will also not be able to bookmark specific pages on your website when you use stealth forwarding. This is because stealth forwarding uses frames and only serves to forward a visitor to the web page you have specified in the stealth forwarding option. Once your visitor has reached your website, the URL in the address bar will not change no matter which page he/she navigates to until he/she reaches a web page which breaks out of the frames. Once a visitor breaks out of the frames, the website's real URL address will be visible in the web browser's URL bar. For example, say you have a page http://name.somedomain.com/folder/somepage.html and when you use stealth forwarding, you want http://www.myexample.org/folder/somepage.html to show up instead of http://name.somedomain.com/folder/somepage.html. This will not work with stealth forwarding since your domain name can only hide the URL of your website and will always show up as http://www.myexample.org/. If you want to be able to see your sub-directory structure, then you must create a website on myexample.org. You can do this through Dynadot's free website builder or with a web hosting plan, so your files are all hosted on myexample.org instead of at name.somedomain.com. You can also choose to use our regular domain forwarding. Find out how to set up stealth forwarding. Find out how to set up domain forwarding.
- How do I restore my domain in redemption period?
If the grace renewal period of your domain has already passed, you may still be able to restore the domain. Unfortunately, this is not guaranteed and will cost more because the domain has already been deleted. To restore your domain, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Inactive Domains" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Any domains that can be restored will have a check box next to them. If there is no check box, then the domain cannot be restored. Check the box next to the domain names(s) you wish to restore. Click on the "Restore" button. The domains(s) will be added to your shopping cart at the top of the page. To checkout, click on the shopping cart and then click the "Check Out" button. Our system will take you through the check out process to submit your order. You will receive an "Order Complete" email from us when your order has finished processing and your domain has been restored. Please note that a restore order will not include domain privacy even if you had privacy on that domain before it went into its redemption period. Privacy can be added after the domain is re-added to your account. In most cases, a restore can be done within 30 days (the typical redemption period of most domain extensions) after the renewal grace period (typically 40 days) has ended. However, sometimes a domain is purchased in our expired auctions and as a result, it cannot be restored. Find out more about the domain lifecycle.
- Can I submit a bulk grace deletion request?
Yes, you can. To submit your grace deletion request in bulk, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "New Domains" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Check the "Search" box. Enter the domain list into the box provided (they can be separated by commas or white space). Click on the "Search Domains" button. Check the box next to "Domain Name" at the top of the list to select all domains. Click on the "Request Delete for Credit" button. Click on the "Delete for Dynadot Credit" button. NOTES: Not all domains can be deleted for credit. Check out our grace deletion chart to see which of our TLDs can be grace deleted. Any that cannot be grace deleted are listed as "none" under the "Grace Period" column. There may be a $1.00-$5.00 fee charged for each grace deletion. All fees are listed under the "Deletion Fee" column of our grace deletion chart. There are no guarantees that the domain(s) will be grace deleted. If they are, you will receive your registration price minus the $1.00-$5.00 fee as account credit only.
- My domain expired! Is there a Renewal Grace Period?
Most likely, the answer is yes. A "Renewal Grace Period" is the time during which a domain owner can renew an expired domain at the regular renewal price. Most domain extensions offer a renewal grace period of up to 40 days. For example, this is the life-cycle of .COM, which has a 40 day renewal grace period: 2015/01/01 - Your domain is registered 2016/01/01 - Your domain expires 2016/01/01 - 2012/02/09 Renewal Grace Period 2016/02/10 - 2012/03/10 Redemption Period To see the renewal grace period of each of our domain extensions, visit our TLD page and look at the "Renew" column. If you do not renew during the grace period, the domain will be deleted and is no longer controlled by Dynadot. This is known as the "Redemption Period," which is typically 30 days. If you wish to re-claim the domain, the process will be more expensive and time-consuming as Dynadot will be required to submit paperwork and payment to the central registry. Our restore prices are listed on our individual TLD pages under the "Domain Information" section. Please note that most of this money goes straight to the central registry. Domains in redemption can only be restored by the current registrant and only with the listed registrar. About 5 days after the redemption period ends, the domain is dropped from the central registry and becomes available to the general public. Domains are sold on a first come, first serve basis. High-value domains will go quickly. Two important exceptions: Some domain extensions do not offer renewal and/or redemption periods or offer them for different lengths of time. Please use the above links to check on your specific extension. Some expired domains will be sold at auction in the Expired Auctions in our Marketplace. If this is the case with your domain, there will be no redemption period though you will still have your full renewal grace period to renew before the domain is lost entirely. The best way to preserve your domain name is to set up auto-renew or renew early. Auto-renew will automatically renew your domain (as long as your payment method goes through) and with early renewals, no time is lost. Using either method can save a lot of future headaches. Keeping your contact information up to date is also important as Dynadot will send all expiration notice emails to the address on file. You can also set up a separate renewal email.
- I have my email forwarded to my Comcast, Gmail, or Yahoo account. Why are my messages not coming through?
If you are using our email forwarding service (free with domain registration), all emails that arrive in your inbox are sent over a common server, even those sent from outside sources. When you mark unwanted emails as "spam," email providers such as Yahoo, Gmail, and Comcast may end up blocking the forwarding server, believing it to be a spam source. Even though these messages are coming from 3rd party sources, the result is that you will end up blocking your own messages. While it does seem counter-intuitive, we recommend not flagging forwarded messages as spam, or using another email provider altogether. NOTE: This applies to email forwarding only. Email addresses provided with your web hosting account (Email or VPS) or your website builder business plan are not affected.
- Do I get a discount if I buy domain names in bulk?
Yes! Dynadot offers discounted domain pricing when you spend more than $500 with us per year. We have two levels of discounted pricing that you can qualify for: Bulk Domain Pricing: $500+ spending per year Super Bulk Domain Pricing: $5000+ spending per year Once you reach $500+ or $5000+ in spending, your account will automatically receive our discounted domain pricing. If you want to receive our discounted domain pricing immediately, you can do so by prepaying into your account the amount you need to reach your preferred spending level.
- Do you offer a discount if I buy your domain privacy in bulk?
Yes, we certainly do! Dynadot offers a unique bulk pricing discount program based on your spending. We have two levels of discounted pricing that you can qualify for: Bulk Domain Pricing: $500+ spending per year, privacy price: $2/year Super Bulk Domain Pricing: $5000+ spending per year, privacy price: free To see our discounted domain pricing for each of these levels, click on the title above to see our price list for that level. Once you reach $500+ or $5000+ in spending, your account will automatically receive our discounted domain and privacy pricing. If you want to receive this discounted pricing immediately, you can do so by prepaying into your account the amount you need to reach your preferred spending level.
- Do you offer revenue parking?
Due to too many fraud clicks, we no longer offer revenue parking with our domain parking service.
- Do you offer SSL certificates?
Yes, we are an official reseller of Alpha SSL certificates and offer both regular and wildcard SSL to help secure your website. You can find out more and order your SSL certification on our SSL page. Here are some benefits of Alpha SSL: Compatible with 99% of web browsers. Recognized by all popular mobile devices. Uses chained root certificates, which are more secure than single root certificates. Meets National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) recommendation to use 2048 bit keys. Second oldest Certificate Authority in existence. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. An SSL certificate helps keep your website secure by encrypting communication between your server and your customer's browser. This is especially important for e-commerce websites. The easiest way to tell if a website uses SSL is if it has "https" instead of just "http" in its link (you'll notice Dynadot has https).
- How do I register a domain name?
Well, you've come to the right place! Dynadot is an ICANN accredited domain registrar and we've got everything you need to register an awesome domain name - including over 400 domain extensions! To register a domain name, please follow these steps: Go to our Domain Name Search page. Enter the domain name you wish to register in the search bar. You can choose to enter your domain name with or without a domain extension. Once you've found the one, select the domain name(s) you want to register by clicking the check box next to it. If you want to add domain privacy to your domain(s), click on the check box next to "Add Domain Privacy." Click on the "Add" button to add the domain(s) and privacy (if it's checked) to your shopping cart. The item(s) should briefly appear at the top right-hand corner of the page as they're added to your shopping cart. To checkout, click on the shopping cart and then click the "Check Out" button. Our system will take you through the check out process to submit your order. You will receive an "Order Complete" email from us when your order has finished processing and your domain is registered! Please note that the Domain Name Search page is not the only page where you can search for the domain of your dreams. Most of our pages feature a domain search bar at the top (in fact, the help files are one of the few sections that doesn't feature it!). We also have a few additional searches that can help make it easier to find your dream domain. These include: Advanced Search: allows you to select multiple domain extensions you want to search. Bulk Search: allows you to search for multiple domain names at once. IDN Search: allows you to target your search for Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs). (You can search for IDNs in any of our searches and our system will automatically take you to this page for the results.) Bulk IDN Search: allows you to search for multiple IDNs at once.